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Come experience why we call this the Happy House

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

Overview

About the property

Happy House is a legal vacation rental on Molokai !! Happy House- why? because staying here makes you happy! The Happy House is a three bedroom, one and one half bath oceanfront home on Kanoa Beach. Located 3.5 miles from the main town of Kaunakakai on Molokai's protected south shore. Enjoy beautiful views of Maui and Lanai across the channel.

This is a very casual house with lovely tropical decor. There is a large covered lanai with two wicker lounge chairs and swinging daybed great for enjoying the tropical breezes, sunrises over Maui and sunsets over the ocean. The master bedroom faces the ocean and has a queen sized bed and a half bath. The second bedroom has a queen sized bed and the third bedroom has a full sized bed and is adjacent to a full bathroom. There is also a full kitchen with most amenities.

A 3 minute walk down the beach is a wonderful children's playground at Oni Alii Beach Park.

In the winter months enjoy the humpback whales breaching in the channels from the lanai. Kayaks or SUP boards can be rented though Molokai Outdoor Activities. Other amenities include cable TV, stereo, There is high speed internet via WIFI, washing machine with a clothesline. In the oceanside of house there is a piicnic table and two lounge chairs to relax on and watch the fabulous sunets at night.

Rent SUP Boards or Kayaks through Molokai-outdoors.com

Please review the house rules before renting this property:

http://molokai-vacation-rental.com/graphics/house-rules.pdf

Happy House Permit Number STMO 2013/0005

Hawaii State Tax ID# TA-148-751-7696-01

More Details

Property Manager
Property Manager
Member since: 2003
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
August 19, 2018

Amenities

Kaunakakai House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
General:
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
Entertainment:
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill

Reviews

Excellent! 4.5/5 -
(16 traveler reviews)

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Come experience why we call this the Happy House
average rating of 4.5 based on 16 reviews
5

Private, well-supplied, and VERY accommodating hosts!

  • 5 of 5

I've stayed in many hotels, vacation rentals, and I'm also from Oahu so the chances of my personal experience at the Happy House being influenced by just "being in Hawaii overall" is non-existent. I am writing from a purely lodging/amenity-judgement standpoint, because while the beaches and ocean are beautiful to me, they don't "WOW" me like they may somebody who lives outside of Hawaii.

With that being said, I and our group thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Happy House and very much felt comfortable, safe, and RELAXED. The house was really quite spacious with the 3 rooms, decently sized living room, really large patio(overlooking the beach and out to Lana'i island), and huge yard. It's indoor/outdoor living. I love hammocks, and there was a large one with other patio furniture to lounge on. There was an outdoor gas grill for us to use, an outdoor shower which made it really good for our experience as we were there for water activities, and 2 kayaks and a stand-up paddle to use with the sign of waivers. The house is easy to find, convenient on the South Shore(a handful of minutes from the main town), and safe. The kitchen was well stocked with utensils, cookware, pots/pans, coffee-maker, rice cooker, and fridge/freezer with ice machine. Everything you have at home, they will have, so it's perfect for a party that wants to save on some meal costs by preparing food at home.

Our hosts were really accommodating as I had a few questions during our 4-night stay, and they answered all our requests promptly and as best they could. Their office is located just 5-7 minutes down the road.

A note about Moloka'i in general: The people of Moloka'i are warm and friendly and loving, so please remember that you are on THEIR island and respect each and every one of them with the level of respect you would expect in your house...yes, not in your hometown or homestate, but if guests were in your own house. I am from Oahu, and it is a very different vibe on Moloka'i, one to embrace, cherish, and honor. Leave any negative attitude and/or entitlement at home for a better experience there!

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Now you know why we call this place the "HAPPY HOUSE" all are happy there!
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4

very comfortable place

  • 4 of 5

The house was everything we could have asked for--roomy, clean and comfortable. We made good use of the kayaks and loved that. The beach, though sandy, is not a swimming beach so if you are looking for a swimming beach, look further. But if you want a quiet time by the water with great air flow and convenience, this is the place.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

Older home but maintained well. Location was very good. 2 miles from the town .

  • 4 of 5

Very quiet location. Perfect for a getaway change.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Awesome

  • 5 of 5

Awesome

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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3

Happy and...

  • 3 of 5

The house itself is lovely, spacious, great lanai without a hammock, but now has a 'couch swing' which is very comfortable as well as other outdoor furniture to relax on.

There were lots of small things that could be fixed easily that would make the experience really excellent, like in one room the ceiling fan light doesn't work, and in another bedroom the fan itself doesn't work. Some of the issues that we found not so lovely have been previously noted by a previous tenant, like the hot water heater is woefully inadequate-it took over 4 hours to reheat water to be able to take a shower after we washed up our dishes-which weren't that many.

We were expected to drag out two very full garbage cans when we arrived-even though they were not our garbage. Not sure why the cleaning staff did not take them to the curb before we arrived.

The barbecue is left out in the elements and is rusty pretty badly and was full of a thick layer of wet soggy ashes where the charcoal goes. There was only one 'long lighter' for the charcoal and it ran out of gas while trying to light the charcoal. The floodlight that points at the grill was not working and made it difficult to see what I was doing-my phone flashlight worked :-)

The 'beach' is not a beach, but a long (like 1/4 mile) low shelf about 1-3' deep over rocky sand so fine for kayaking, but not swimming or snorkeling. Ohm one of the kayaks is missing some pieces, but still works.

It is quiet and serene there and we enjoyed that aspect of the location lovely.

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Our beaches on the south side are very shallow and it is best to use kayaks to paddle out and then find the sandy spot in front to swim. You can walk out to a sandy spot but you do need reef shoes it's kind of mucky because of years of run off. But in front is beautiful blue and pristine reef. I paddle there many mornings during the week when it's calm on my SUP board. The house does have a new BBQ with propane tanks. When one empties please let us know so we can fill it on your check out. We do now have a cover too so when not in use please do cover to save the life of the BBQ. The light isn't working and now that we know we can send someone to fix it. The tank is not that large so if there are 6 guests staying there and use the washer it can run out in the day. It's is not solar. We are sorry about the trash that should not of happened but if you do stay there, please upon your departure take the trash can to the road even if it's not the pick up day.
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4

Beautiful location, beautiful views

  • 4 of 5

Were able to watch the whales and kayak right from the property. The bedrooms, living area, and kitchen were adequate. The porch was wonderful. We had 3 couples staying there and with 1.5 bathrooms and an inadequate water heater scheduling was a bit difficult.

We very much enjoyed the remoteness of the area. Few people, even at Christmas, and beautiful scenery.

There are few places to eat in Kaunakakai and small and expensive grocery stores. We were unable to find fresh fish which was a surprise.

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: There is a out side shower too one can use. Only cold water but at least the weather is warm on the island. When the whales are here December through April Happy house is the best deck to whale watch
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